Cardinals WR Rondale Moore active, Rodney Hudson out vs. Eagles
GLENDALE — After battling a knee issue this week at practice, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore is officially active for the team’s Week 5 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The wide receiver entered the tilt as a game-time decision, although head coach Kliff Kingsbury was hopeful Moore could play.
Sunday marks Moore’s second game of the season. In his lone appearance this year in Week 4, Moore finished with three catches (five targets) for 11 yards.
In addition to Moore, the Cardinals get a big boost along the offensive line with left tackle D.J. Humphries and left guard Justin Pugh active after entering the matchup questionable with hamstring and elbow injuries, respectively.
Outside of a one-game COVID-19 stint in 2021, Humphries has played in every game for the Cardinals since 2019 (51 games).
He’ll be counted on mightily this week, with Haason Reddick his biggest competition on the other side of the line. Reddick paces the Eagles with 3.5 sacks to go along with three QB hits and three forced fumbles.
It’s not all good news, however, with starting center Rodney Hudson and cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr. officially out against Philadelphia.
Hudson entered the game as doubtful with a knee injury. He did not practice all week. Kingsbury had said on Friday that the center was probably not going to suit up in Week 5.
Taking over his spot in the middle of the line is Sean Harlow.
Mullen was a surprise addition to the injury report this week with a hamstring issue.
Luckily for Arizona’s CB depth, Antonio Hamilton will likely make his 2022 debut on Sunday after the team activated him off the injured reserve this weekend.
Hudson and Mullen join kicker Matt Prater, running back Keaontay Ingram, linebacker Jesse Luketa, offensive lineman Max Garcia and defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence as out.
As for the Eagles, kicker Jake Elliott, quarterback Ian Book, cornerback Avonte Maddox, running back Boston Scott, linebacker Patrick Johnson, defensive end Janarius Robinson and tackle Jordan Mailata are out against the Cardinals.
Linebacker Kyron Johnson, who entered the matchup as questionable with a concussion will play for Philadelphia.
The Cardinals take on the Eagles at 1:25 p.m. Catch all the action at Arizona Sports 98.7.